Vancouver Canucks' Pavel Bure scoring the winning goal against Mike Vernon in the second overtime period against the Calgary Flames, April 30, 1994. The Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2012 includes Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates. They will be formally inducted in November.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Buston
PENTICTON — The Vancouver Canucks announced they will hang Pavel Bure’s No. 10 from the rafters at Rogers Arena when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit on Nov 2.
The team had previously announced the jersey would be retired at a Fan-Fest event on July 23.
Bure, the most electrifying player to ever wear a Canuck jersey, left the organization on poor terms back in 1998-99 when he demanded a trade and refused to report with a year remaining on his contract. His agent at the time was Canuck GM Mike Gillis.
Fences were mended last season however, and the fan love affair with the Russian Rocket resumed when he made an appearance at a game April 4 and received a standing ovation.
Bure, a member of the hockey Hall of Fame, played seven seasons with the Canucks, twice hitting the 60-goal mark. He was NHL rookie of the year in 1991-92. As a Canuck, he scored 254 goals and collected 478 points in 428 games.
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